Well, after a 20 minute interrogation we were all enlightened. It's applesauce shoved in a hole that was carved out of the drywall in my son's closet!
I just don't know why my boys do some of the things they do!!! How on earth did that ever seem like a good idea to them?
We discovered this little beauty the other night while getting the boys ready for bed.
Me: "What the heck is this?!"
NIck(7 yrs old): "I don't know. Sammy probably did it."
Me: "Really. Hey Sammy, what's this all over the wall in here?"
Sammy (3 yrs. old) comes in and inspects the applesauce filled hole.
Sammy: "Umm....it must be yellow in there."
Me: "Thanks Bud. You're so helpful."
Nick: "I saw Sammy put that in there.....yesterday."
Me: "Really, cause he doesn't seem to know anything about it."
Fast forward several minutes later,
Nick: "O.k. I did do it. But I didn't want to tell you and Daddy because I didn't want to get in trouble."
Me: "Uh-huh....good plan. But what do you think is gonna happen to you now? You know, you really shouldn't tell lies. Have you ever heard the story of the boy who cried wolf?
Me: "Oh, well, then I guess I'll have to tell you that one.
There once was a little boy just about your age. He thought it was fun to lie about things.
One day the little boy was out in his yard and he started yelling 'Help! Help! Wolf, wolf!' Everybody dropped what they were doing and ran out into the yard to help the little boy, but when they got there, he just stood there laughing saying 'ha ha! I was only joking! There's no wolf!; So everyone went back inside.
The next day the little boy was out in his yard and he started to yell 'Help! Please come quick! There's a wolf!' Again everybody came running out to help the boy. And again they found him laughing because there was no wolf this time either. Again, they all went back inside.
The third day the little boy was outside playing and and he turned around to see a big scary wolf right there in his yard! The little boy yelled, 'Help! Help! There's a wolf! Help!' Everyone inside heard him yelling again but this time they didn't come outside. They all thought 'Oh, he's probably just lying again. I'm not falling for it this time.'
And do you know what happened to the boy?"
Nick (with eyes as big as saucers): "What?"
Me: "The wolf ate him!"
Nick: "But I don't want a wolf to eat me!"
We spent the next few minutes assuring Nick that he was not going to be eaten by a wolf. So basically, that little lesson on lying went really well. But hey, it did make for a pretty funny story. ;0)